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Leo Heikurainen

Suometsätieteen tutkimustoiminta Suomessa

Heikurainen L. (1960). Suometsätieteen tutkimustoiminta Suomessa. Silva Fennica no. 108 article id 4696. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a9135

English title: Swamp forestry research in Finland.


About one third of the land area of Finland is covered by peatlands, furthermore, some mineral soils are troubled by excess water. Due to the prevalence of peatlands, forest drainage has been the most important form of forest improvement work. Consequently, peatlands have been an extensively studied topic within forest sciences in Finland. This paper gives a review on the central research subjects in science of peatlands, introducing little less than a hundred of the hundreds of publications published in the field. The author describes in more detail research on the formation and area of peatlands, peatland types and their suitability for forest draining, site factors on peatlands, techniques of forest ditching and the management of peatland forests.

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Original keywords
suot; suometsätiede; metsäntutkimus; soiden kuivattaminen; soiden ojitus

English keywords
Finland; forestry; peatlands; research; draining of peatlands; forest research

Published in 1960

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